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Vivian Maier: The Intentional Work of the Photographer Nanny
New research reveals Maier's photography was no accident. The Chicago nanny was reportedly 'obsessive' about perfecting her practice.
A woman stands outside the New York Public Library in New York, 1953.
A new book, "Vivian Maier Developed: The Real Story of the Photographer Nanny" by researcher Ann Marks, shows that Maaier was actually "obsessive about honing her craft" from as early as 1950, and had "so mastered photography [that] she often took just one shot to capture streetscape images heralded by critics more than five decades later," according to the Associated Press.